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Summary:Every mass shooting in the past has been exploited by the Democratic Party to argue for more gun control. However, the left has used the latest tragedy as an excuse to attack the First Amendment, rather than the Second.Additional Reading Testing the Limits of Free SpeechThe Ethics of LibertyFree Gift from Tom:Download a free copy...
Summary: Stock markets are tumbling, inflation is roaring, and recession warnings are flashing. Americans are told to blame Covid-19 and Russian president Vladimir Putin. But Carol Roth says government bureaucrats merely used Covid as an opportunity to destroy small businesses and consolidate power. She joins Tom to discuss her latest book, The War on Small...
Summary: The U.S. government is trying to pass a bill to send another $40 billion in military aid to Ukraine. The bill sailed through the House of Representatives and is expected to pass the Senate despite Senator Rand Paul’s procedural delay. While many have pointed out this money is being spent while Americans suffer with...
Summary: For decades, Republicans promoted free markets and freedom of association. But censorship on social media has the new Republican Party calling for government regulation of Big Tech companies, based on reasoning previously associated with the left. Norm Singleton of the Market Institute joins Tom to discuss. Guest Links: Norm’s RealClear Markets Columns Norm’s Libertarian...
Summary: Prices are rising faster than they have in decades and the Biden administration has a host of scapegoats – Covid-19, Vladimir Putin, and, when all else fails, the old, Keynesian canard about the economy being too strong and “overheating.” Chris Rossini of the Ron Paul Institute joins Tom to discuss the real reasons prices...
Summary: Out of Christian theology comes the concept of “felix culpa,” which translates as “happy sin” or “fortunate error.” This is the idea that sometimes negative events end up causing positive results. Are there any potentially positive results from the Covid Regime, Big Tech censorship, or other 21st century disasters? Additional Reading & Listening: Federal...
Summary: Most people at some point experience an aging parent or grandparent confronting hearing loss and are surprised to find out how expensive treating it with hearing aids can be. While some of that cost is justified, the government makes treating hearing loss much more expensive than it otherwise would be and eliminates lower cost...
Summary: The communist regimes in Russia and China had a long history of developing biological weapons. While the rest of the world has disarmed biologically, Putin and Xi have maintained biological weapons programs for which the rest of the world is not prepared, say authors John O’Neill and Sarah Wynne in their new book, The...
Summary: For many decades, conservatives have complained that their elected representatives at best merely slow down the advances made by the left. But in the wake of the Covid-19 phenomenon, the right has definitely gone on offense. This is a double-edged sword for opponents of progressive big government. Additional Reading & Listening: Wave of Conservative...
Summary: The term “conspiracy theory” is used as a sledgehammer to try to discredit assertions without confronting their merits. The truth is people conspire all the time. These include politicians and connected academics and businesspeople. But their conspiracies have no teeth if the public makes the right choices when the opportunities come. Additional Reading &...